Director Joe Johnston Talks CAPTAIN AMERICA, JURASSIC PARK 4

     January 13, 2010


Fresh off directing the highly-anticipated The Wolfman, Joe Johnston reveals the details of some enormous projects, namely Captain America: The First Avenger and Jurassic Park 4, in an interview with  Johnston teases at the idea of a second Jurassic trilogy and gives intriguing but spoiler-free hints into the plot of Captain America.

Speaking about JP4, Johnston takes on a James Cameron-esque tone.  He says, “[Jurassic Park 4] going to be unlike anything you’ve seen.”  Then he slyly hints at the possibility of a second trilogy when he describes the story as, “essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy.”  So, maybe hint is the wrong word.  He pretty well implies that there is at least the possiblity of another trilogy.

Hit the jump to read what Johnston had to say about Captain America.

captain_america_comic_book_art_01.jpgWith Captain America’s shield making a cameo in both Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, you may have thought that the Cap’s origin would be updated, but Johnston insists that,

“It’s mostly period-there are modern, present-day bookends on it-but it’s basically the story of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America.”

So it would seem that Captain America’s origin is going to stay rooted in WWII, just like the comics, but that doesn’t mean that the character will stay the same.  In fact, Johnston says,

“It’s not going to be a Captain America that you expect. It’s something different. It is influenced by the comic book, but it goes off in a completely different direction.”

With the success of The Dark Knight and the recent news of the Spider-Man reboot, it sounds completely possible that Captain America is going to go the gritty, realistic route.  That point is only reinforced by Johnston’s comments on the character of Steve Rogers.

“He’s an every man who’s been given this amazing gift of transformation into the perfect specimen-the pinnacle of human perfection. How does that affect him? What does that mean for him emotionally and psychologically? [...]The rules change at that point and his life gets even more complicated and dire.”

The Wolfman hits theaters February 12, while Captain America is slated to be released on July 22, 2011.

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  • Kinspin

    Joe, please stay the hell away from JP

  • James

    Joe, Please, Bring back all magic of Jurassic Park franchise with a amazing Jurassic Park IV.

    Jurassic Park IV, YESsssssssssss!

  • mangoshakes

    I'm actually game for a gritty war movie with Captain America. For it to translate well on screen, i think that's the way you gotta go.

  • Ryan

    Give Steven back Jurassic Park and bring back EVERYBODY. Julianne Moore, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Ariana Richards, and Joe Mazello. Maybe even Vince Vaughn too, just so long as he keeps his shtick on the DL. he was uncharacteristically restrained in 'The Lost World'. I'd say Attenbourough too but he is quite old and people might be surprised he's still alive. He was excellent though

    • Miranda:)

      Yes PLEASE make Jurassic Park.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IV I luuuurve the first three and I know you could make the fourth just as well!!!!

  • macca

    When will we hearing casting news come on get on with it.

  • patrick_M87

    “It's a story about this kid, who all he wants to do is fit fit in.” Really? Are we talking Captain America or Spider-man? C'mon, Joe. Don't ruin this film by making Captain America something he's not. “Fitting in?” “AWOL?” Where are terms like “Man-out-of-time” or “Patriot?” C'mon, Joe. Pick up a Cap comic and please, PLEASE, have a lengthy conversation with Ed Brubaker!

  • 3D

    Jurassic Park in 3D! Won't even matter if the story line isn't great, the graphics and entertainment will make up for it.

  • 3D

    Jurassic Park in 3D! Won't even matter if the story line isn't great, the graphics and entertainment will make up for it.

  • Rafa

    you do it.

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  • Ethan

    I think it is about time to dust off the Jurassic Park franchise and bring back the magic and glory of the franchise to the world. After 10 years, people would like to see one of the all-time favourite blockbusters return to the cinemas.

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